AVOCA – Bruce Alderman left this world to meet his Savior and Lord on Monday (August 15, 2022), at the age of 82.
Born Floyd Bruce Alderman, on August 13, 1940, to Floyd M. Alderman and Dorotha E. (Petteys) Alderman, in Avoca, NY. He grew up on Neil’s Creek, attended school in Avoca, worked on his father’s potato farm and later drove 10-wheeler dump truck.
He married Erin O’Brien Dillon of Canisteo, NY on October 20, 1962. They had two children, Paul, and Noele, and remained married until his passing.
He loved working with his hands, repairing cars and trucks for family and friends, cutting wood, and hunting. But the most important part of his life was serving God. He served as an usher at Haskinsville and Wallace Wesleyan Churches. He was kind, gentle and loving; always ready with a joke and to offer help to anyone in need.
He was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in January of this year, and passed peacefully, while holding his wife’s hand. He was preceded by his parents, his sisters Jean Pawling and Debbie Wilson, and his brothers Brian and Gerald Alderman. He is survived by his wife, his brother Richard Alderman, his sisters Carolyn Prentice and Patrica Krein, his children, grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Bruce’s life will be celebrated at Wallace Wesleyan Church at 11:00 on Saturday, August 27, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Elizabeth Rose Ministry.
The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, is honored to assist Bruce’s family with the arrangements.
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